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Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 11, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Confirmation hearings set for high court nominees

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The two Supreme Court nominees that Gov. Chris Christie and New Jersey's Senate president struck a deal on will get confirmation hearings Monday. Sen. Nick Scutari, who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, tells The ...

Trenton mayor-elect pledges ethical administration

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The mayor-elect in New Jersey's capital city is pledging to run "the most ethical administration in the city's history." Trenton voters elected former city public works director Eric Jackson in a runoff Tuesday less than a ...

GWB Investigation Leads To Various Expenses

The investigation on the George Washington Bridge lane closures has led to various expenses, which the state has agree to pay for some of the bills.

Advocates for Disabled Say Closing Disability Centers May Result in Deaths

After two people died after being moved from a state-run disability center, advocates for the disabled say that closing the disability centers could result in more deaths.

NJEA President: NJEA Will Do Well in Court Against Christie

NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer said that the NJEA will do well in court with their lawsuit against Christie's pension plans.

Senate Candidate Bell: Federal Reserve Needs To Be Reformed

U.S. Senate Republican Candidate Jeff Bell says that the Federal Reserve needs a top to bottom reform.

Borgata to get $88M tax refund in deal with AC

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa will get a refund of more than $88 million under a settlement it reached with Atlantic City over how much the city's top casino should pay in property taxes. The Borgata's parent company, Boyd Gaming, announced the ...

New DEP rules would ease some coastal development

BRICK, N.J. (AP) — The state Environmental Protection Department is proposing new rules that would make it easier for new or expanded development along the Jersey shore and the state's urban waterways. The state says it's acting to streamline ...

Woman admits paying bribes, engaging in fraud

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey woman has admitted paying bribes to a former Veterans Affairs Department employee. Donna Doremus of Hopewell pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribing a public official, conspiracy to defraud the ...